Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates

Posted by Sherry Bourque on 5/17/2020

As you complete the final steps of the home selling process, it is important to cancel various everyday house services prior to moving day. In fact, some of the essential services that you may need to cancel include:

1. Electric

Notify your electric company about your plans to move. You also can tell the company how much longer you will be staying in your house and provide it with a forwarding address for your final invoice.

Ultimately, you should provide your electric company with at least a few weeks' notice about your plans to relocate. This will ensure that you and the electric company can work together to settle your final bill.

2. Cable and Internet

If you like your current cable and internet services provider, you may be able to transfer your current services to your new location. And if you call your cable and internet services provider and speak with a customer service agent, you can find out exactly how to do that.

Of course, there may be instances where you need to cancel your cable and internet services. If you are moving to a city or town where your current cable and internet services provider is unavailable, for example, you may need to cancel your services.

3. Water

Contact your local water company and give it the news about your moving plans. This will ensure that you won't be billed for any water services after your moving date.

Don't wait until the last minute to notify your water services provider about your move, either. Remember, the sooner you inform your water services provider about your moving plans, the sooner you can guarantee that any water services in your name will be discontinued once you relocate from your current address.

As the day of your home closing approaches, it helps to plan ahead as much as possible. If you collaborate with a real estate agent throughout the property selling journey, you can get the help you need to overcome any potential house selling hurdles.

A real estate agent is a house selling expert, and as such, will serve as a helpful guide throughout the property selling journey. First, a real estate agent will learn about you and your home. He or she next will craft a custom property selling strategy, one that ensures you can quickly sell your residence and maximize its value. Then, a real estate agent will list your residence, promote it to prospective buyers and set up house showings and open house events. And once you receive an accept an offer to purchase your residence, a real estate agent will make it easy for you to finalize your home sale.

When it comes to selling a house, it often helps to hire a real estate agent. By employing a real estate agent, you can receive in-depth insights at each stage of the house selling journey. And as a result, you can quickly and effortlessly accomplish your desired home selling results.

Posted by Sherry Bourque on 3/31/2019

Camping is one of those adventures that allow you to see the beauty of life from a landscape different from yours. Nevertheless, how do you prepare for a camp trip without electricity? Most campsites offer power, but most times people want to experience camping the original way. If you're one of those die-hard camping people, read on!

1. Learn to make a campfire

There are many videos on YouTube that can teach you how to make a bonfire and how to keep it ablaze. In a camp trip with no electricity, that will be your most significant source of light and warmth during cold nights. If you don't understand how to make a fire, make sure you go with a friend who does.

2. Research your campsite

Always do some research about the area you'll be camping. Find out the nearest access roads and hospitals, the closest source of electricity and most especially, find out if there have been strange occurrences in that area. Such research helps a great deal in a moment of emergency.

3. Let someone know your location

Whether you're camping with a bunch of kids at school, or perhaps with your family, it is imperative that you let someone else know your camp location. In the event of an emergency, this ensures someone always knows where to find you or your group.

4. A good flashlight and power bank

Since there is no electricity, having a good flashlight is necessary to see at night, and a power bank can help your mobile phone stay on. So, always bring a spare battery or two for those flashlights. 

5. Entertainment

Can you have fun without electricity? Especially at night? Absolutely yes, but it requires planning. So, don't forget to bring things to keep you busy when you're not exploring like playing cards, a guitar, etc. If you are going with your mobile phone and friends, you can download a multiplayer game that allows you to compete. 

Camping without electricity is an adventure on its own. Some would even say itís thrilling. When you come back from such a trip, you might feel like someone who just came back from an adventure to find the mystical lost diamond or perhaps, the Holy Grail. So, whatís not to love? Ask your travel about the best spots to camp the original way.

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